Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Off With Your Pants!

Top Spring Trends to Make You Take Off Your Tired Trousers.

Spring is a great time to free your gams and get rid of the routine boot cut jean from your winter wardrobe. Take it from a girl who hasn’t worn a pair of pants in public in over two years, this season’s pantless offerings are a must-have for any fashion maven.

Here is a list of four fresh fashion trends to get your “pants on the ground!” Includes tip and tricks on how to wear them with this past winter’s staples and some Do-It-Yourself ideas for the savvy sewer.

The Jegging: The Ultimate Hybrid

The name says it all: one part jean and one part legging. Usually made of really soft and form fitting fabric, this new favourite has the comfort of leggings with the look of jeans – contrast topstitching included. Available in all different kinds of washes and colours and just like regular jeans, this non-pant option will go with anything you have in your closet. Pair it up with a long v-neck tee and a Boyfriend blazer for those misty spring mornings. Or with a flirty, floral chiffon top and metallic flat for weekend walks in the park or coffee with the BFF. Try on Current/Elliot or Citizens for Humanity for this season’s Jegging styles. (www.aritzia.com)

The Collage Dress: The Mash-Up

Whether it’s the mixing of two different fabrics, or five, the collage dress has the perfect combination to stand out this spring. Look for silk and lace pairings in the same colour, like peach or mint green, or play with bold mixes of colours and textures, like chiffon and sequins. This trend also makes for a great DIY weekend project. Try mixing a simple solid-coloured dress with sections from an old floral skirt for a fresh new look that’s easy on the wallet. Use 3.1 Phillip Lim’s collage dresses as inspirations. (www.31philliplim.com)

The Tie-Dyed Tunic: The Flashback Friend

Tie dye always seems to be a part in every season’s trends and for Spring 2010, the perfect way to tie dye is in the tunic. With many different hem and sleeve lengths and different fabrics, tunics are great for dressing up or dressing down. Find the tie-dyed Tunic in lightweight cottons, jerseys or silks. Makes for a great top to wear with your new Jegging obsession or by themselves with a pair of sky-high strappy heals to show off your legs. This makes for another great DIY project, but remember to wear gloves or face purple hands for a week. Try to get your non-purple hands on Acne’s long-sleeved tie-dyed tunic. (www.acnestudios.com)

The Feathered Skirt: The Party Animal

The mini skirt that we’ve been seeing for a few seasons now has been revamped and ruffled – this time feathers are involved. The alternative to winter’s faux leather mini, you can find this feathered skirt in peacock inspired jewel tones, with multi-tiers or without. Pair it with cut out leggings and a motorcycle jacket for a chic rock look that’s perfect for Rock’s spring tours or a night out with the girls. Also amazing with a simple solid silk tank top for a romantic dinner in or out with the boyfriend. Use Proezna Schouler’s fantastic feather mini as the guide. (www.proenzaschouler.com)

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